Chair Pose | Utkatasana Steps, Benefits, Precautions | Eyogaguru

Practicing chair pose means sitting on an imaginary chair. The final position of this yoga pose looks like sitting on a chair hence it is called as chair pose. Let’s see it’s benefits, steps, and precautions. This yoga pose is also known as Utkatasana yoga pose.

Sanskrit Name – Utkatasana
Utkata – Intense, powerful
Asana – Pose

Chair Pose, utkatasana steps, benefits, precautions

Utkatasana, Chair Pose Steps

  • Stand straight with an erect spine and your arms at your side.
  • Keep some distance between your feet.
  • Stretch your hands forward to keep them parallel to the ground. Hands should be straight and palms should be facing downward.
  • Now bend your knees and bring your pelvis down like sitting on a chair.
  • Try to brings your thighs parallel to the ground.
  • Hold this position for one minute and keep breathing normally.¬†Bring a smile on your face.
  • Now release your pose to come to the starting position
  • Repeat it for 3-4 times.

Utkatasana, Chair Pose Benefits

  • Stretches your thighs, hips, hands and spine.
  • Strengthens abdomen area.
  • Strengthens thighs, knees, ankle, leg, hands, and torso.
  • Improves balance of the body.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Stimulates heart and diaphragm.

Utkatasana Precautions

The pose should be avoided if you are suffering from

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